Charles Cochrane

Chuck Cochrane, a pilot of an aerial tanker, died when his converted World War II torpedo bomber developed engine trouble while Cochrane was dropping fire-extinguishing solution on a fire east of Payson. The tanker crashed into a ridge, and Cochrane was killed.

Arthur Goodnow

Pilot Arthur Goodnow and fire spotter Corky Kodz were killed when their single-engine Cessna 180 “spotter plane” brushed wings with another “spotter plane” above a lightning fire burning on the rugged Mogollon Rim and plummeted into the forest.

Constantine Kodz

Pilot Arthur Goodnow and fire spotter Corky Kodz were killed when their single-engine Cessna 180 “spotter plane” brushed wings with another “spotter plane” above a lightning fire burning on the rugged Mogollon Rim and plummeted into the forest.